If you know how to use a reference track when mixing, you can overcome so many beginner mixing problems very quickly.

Done right, you can quickly get your mix to start having the punch, clarity, and presence you want it to have, and spot any blind spots in your mix you didn’t hear beforehand.

This week, multi-platinum mixer IRKO (Jay-Z, Mac Miller, Kanye West) breaks down how he uses reference tracks when mixing, and shows some cool tools you can use to make sure your mix stands up to a professional standard.

Check it out below!

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